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Birds Enjoying the Weather

27 Dec

The birds have really been enjoying the warm weather.

The peacocks have been out until dark nearly every evening this week.  You can notice the tail is starting to grow.

My chickens have been out quite a bit too.

My Easter egg chicken

The hen behind Nugget is my free-range chicken.  She was actually out free-ranging this week.

Nugget in front; Free-range hen behind

The geese have been liking it the most though.  Even though I still have one naughty gander. (The other is all threat and no bite.)

With the record warm temperatures on Christmas Day with the long dry stretch, I finally managed to get them a clean pool.

Not that it stayed clean very long.

It looks like they’ll get to keep the pool going for a little while yet.

Also on My Walk

24 Nov

When I was in the pasture with the goats yesterday, I turned and saw this…

I know there’s goats, but in the tree there was a kestrel.

American Kestrel

It flew to another branch.

I got to take another picture.

I also saw a red-headed woodpecker.

red-headed woodpecker

It was a real treat to see some birds while I was out there too.

My Pasture Walk

17 Sep

I will say, the hot weather makes it hard to get the goats to just show up at milking time.  Last week, I had to go bring the girls up several times.  One day, I even took my camera when I went to get them.

Maybeline and Odie

Socks (with Maggie in the back)

northern flicker

Penelope with Annie and Socks in the back

It is beautiful, but I think those girls should just come up when it’s time to milk and not make me go after them.